passing things around in the USA

Brace yourself. This video may make you laugh or cringe. This sampling got me thinking about the general values of our country.  I remembered that a couple years ago there was some fascinating debate about whether the USA is really a Christian nation.  In the current climate of political unrest, I believe it is aContinue reading “passing things around in the USA”

loving over the divide

Sorry, friends, Stephen Colbert’s video’s can’t be embedded in the same way as YouTube videos, but I really hope you’ll watch this video and share your thoughts. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Glenn Beck Attacks Social Justice – James Martin http://www.colbertnation.com http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:267673 Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a>Continue reading “loving over the divide”

when Jesus calls…

This post is dedicated to my friends who are female pastors in protestant faith communities. More broadly, it is dedicated to all disciples who feel misunderstood. A lot of us have heard Jesus call out, “Hey! Leave those fishy nets behind and come and follow me! It’s gonna be good!” We awkwardly jump up andContinue reading “when Jesus calls…”

A New Year Revolution

Guest blogger: Joshua VanCleef If we really desire change, then what we need is something far greater than a New Year resolution, we need a New Year Revolution.  We need to turn things back to the starting point and evaluate the very principles, ideals and promises on which we have built our lives. It isContinue reading “A New Year Revolution”

Thanks be to God for Reverend King!

On January 15, 1929, a child of God was born.  On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated. Forty three years later this holy man, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., still speaks to the issues that concern us. Here you can meet him and his gentle, yet radical approach to loving: As I rest and dreamContinue reading “Thanks be to God for Reverend King!”

love and the toxic dumps

This gospel life is all about love. Lately, as I’ve journeyed with suffering, I have been convinced that love is the most powerful force in the universe.  I am not a scientist, but I am certain that it is a fact. Evidently it’s my nature to be empathetic.  It may sound nice, but I assureContinue reading “love and the toxic dumps”

hearing and seeing, then proclaiming the goodness

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain theirContinue reading “hearing and seeing, then proclaiming the goodness”